Western Front Association Milton Keynes Branch
Friday, 18th October 2019 from 7.00 to 9.30 pm
Roman Park Residents’ Club, 1 Constantine Way, Bancroft Park, Milton Keynes MK13 0RA
The East Africa campaign began as a British attempt to capture German harbours and shipping across Germany’s African colonies but soon developed into a four-year guerrilla war that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. The majority of troops on both sides were colonials. Disease was rife, killing both animals and people and transportation was a major challenge due to the lack of roads and railways The British recruited more than one million locals who were tasked with transporting tons of supplies to the ever-changing battle fronts in hazardous conditions.
Kevin Patience (www.diannemannering.co.uk/kevin-patience) vividly describes the campaign in Kenya, explores the battlefields in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and shows what is left today.
Members of the public welcome. A donation covers costs and a raffle. Refreshments available.